Wilton Tip 789 Help

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CakeMakerJen Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 8:15pm
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I got this tip and i got a bag that i thought would work with it. but it doesn't

the Wilton site says
**Tip does not work with coupler. Use with parchment or uncut bags only.
I have seen it work with a large cloth bag. Is that what i need to use this? Anyone know where i could get one.


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JanH Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 8:30pm
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krazykat_14 Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 8:51pm
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Once you figure out how to use that tip, let me know! I've got it, sounds like a great idea, but I can't get it to work- I use a freezer bag with a small slit and it still oozes icing out the top and bottom... I tried parchment but that didn't work out for me, either...

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pjaycakes Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 9:04pm
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I use the Wilton 18" bag. Just drop the tip in the bag and the end pops out the other end. The only thing I don't like is that I have to wipe and wash the bag out. I use disposable bags for all my other decorating so I don't have to clean a bunch of bags.

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tracey1970 Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 1:44am
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I use this tip - it's the cake icer one, right? - on every cake. I have bought some 18" disposable bags that work great. I cut the pointed end off just enough to let maybe a half inch or so of this tip stick out. I can put lots of icing in the bag if I want to (and when icing a whole cake, I usually want to!), and I just start squeezing. I've never had icing come out of anywhere but the tip. I love it. What a life saver when it comes to not having to crumb coat a cake. Good luck with this, and stick with it because once you've solved it, you will probably love this tip too.

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krazykat_14 Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 1:17pm
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Thanks tracey1970, I looked on the wilton site but they only had the featherweight bags in 18", so I went to my other favorite go-to site, www.CountryKitchenSA.com and bingo, there they are! They have packs of 10 or 100... http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=625016

So, there's your answer CakeMakerJen, either the Wilton site or Country Kitchen! Or, just go to the local hobby store, they should have an 18" bag...

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DianeLM Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 1:32pm
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You don't have to wash the bag (much) if you roll your icing into a log wrapped in plastic wrap. Twist one end closed and snip the other end open, then drop it into your decorating bag. Make up a bunch of logs before you start icing. Much easier and etr to drop a new log into the bag when it's empty. Then, all you have to wash is the tip and possibly just the tip of the bag.

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gandelmom Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 1:39pm
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I love this tip, too. I bought a 16" bag to go with it but wish I had gotten an 18". You will love it once you've figured it out!
You can ice a cake in 1/2 the time.

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CakesByLJ Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 2:02pm
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Ahhh........ here are the best disposable bags.. I wouldn't use anything else.......
I use the 21" bags for that icing tip.. works great~!

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tracey1970 Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 12:06am
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I haven't seen the 18" disposable bags anywhere else except my local Bulk Barn. They sell them two for 79 cents. Since I re-use them for cake after cake, it's well worth it for me. I haven't seen any bags bigger than that around where I live.

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AJsGirl Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:29pm
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I, too, use disposable bags cut to fit that tip. I had a hard time figuring this tip out at first, but now, I can't ice a cake without it. Love it, love it, love it!


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